Hair and Make Up Tips for the Mother of the Bride (and Groom)

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You have probably been dreaming of your son or daughter getting married since the day you breathed life to them. And while the bride and the groom are the most important people on that day, the parents – who brought them into this world – should not forget about themselves.

How Important Is Makeup?


Once you have picked out your dress, shoes and jewelry for the big day, its time to focus on the smaller – yet just as important – details : your hair and make up! Rocking flawless make up and a classic do that fits you will make you even more stunning on your child’s wedding. Your hair and make up can polish off your look, and even with a simple dress, help glam you up. On the other hand, a very messy ‘do or make up that doesn’t suit you can ruin your entire look, make you look older, or even make you look trashy.

Hair Do Tips

Here’s a simple guide to your hairstyle. There are three basic styles: hair down, half up and a full up do. So which one do you choose?

If you have very short hair, or perhaps the wedding is less formal, you can do without much fuss with your hair. But for a formal wedding, it is best to seek the help of a professional hairdresser. A pro can be your best friend in finding the best and most flattering hairstyle for you.

Your hairstyle will help you balance your physique. For example, if you have a broad forehead, choose one with some hair draped across. If your face is narrow, choose a style that frames the face with fullness to help widen your face visually.

Finally, check in with your daughter (or daughter in law) on what hairstyle she is planning to do. You don’t want to outshine her with your fancy hair do on her big day. You can add a classy, tasteful hair accessory to add color or a touch of glam to your style.

Makeup Tips

Perhaps your make up is even more crucial on your child’s big day. Photos of you will be snapped – many without you even knowing, and you always want to look your best. After all, photos are forever.

Start by taking care of your skin months before the wedding day. Moisturize daily and always wear sunscreen when going out. It will also be a good idea to get a facial or a mask at a spa.

Many mothers opt to do their makeup on their own. There is nothing wrong with this at all. Try and test the look that you are going for before the day. It’ll also be a good idea to take photos with your DIY make up on and test it on a flash. Nothing is worse than getting the photos from the photographer and realizing your face looked like a ‘pancake’.

If you decide to get your make up done by a professional, line up your own team. While it is tempting to use the make up and hair experts who will do your daughter’s, hiring your own may be a better option. Not only will you be able to do your preparation at your own time, without adding to the stress to your daughter, using different make up and palettes will mean you will have a completely different look from that of the bride.

A lot of times less is more: define your eyes with pretty eye make up but nothing harsh, do a winged liner but nothing cat- looking, and opt for a satin finish lipstick.

Finally, remember to wear that beautiful smile! Let your happiness radiate and surely, you will look great in those photos.

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